While sometimes the landscape of best thrift options can change, there are a few tried and true stores that I always recommend to thrift newbies and experts alike.The best Goodwill store in uptown Manhattan for great deals and a huge selection is the Goodwill in East Harlem on 3rd Avenue between 121st & 122nd streets.
There were two great window sales at the Goodwill store in Brooklyn last September as announced on the Goodwill style blog A Good Look by Goodwill NYNJ.
Call the store in advance to ask when the window sales at your favorite NYC Goodwill will be, or tweet @goodwill NYNJ to check in for future sales and announcements!
The store is organized by home (downstairs), women’s & women’s shoes (ground floor) and men’s, men’s shoes, children’s and women’s off season (upstairs).
There are four fitting rooms in the entire store but only two are ever open, and they are the rooms on the ground floor.
The exact address is 2231 3rd Avenue and the store can be reached at (212) 410-0973 The store is best accessible by taking the 4,5,6 train to 125th street and walking three blocks south to 122nd street and one avenue east to 3rd avenue.
The 3-level store has friendly employees who are frequently restocking the store with a fresh selection of pieces.
The best Goodwill for deals and vintage style isn’t even in Manhattan, and it isn’t even a “real” Goodwill with normal racks and fitting rooms and tags.
The BEST Goodwill for the BEST deals and vintage finds at the DEEPEST discounts is where you have to dig.
Actually, you have to practically bring a shovel to really take advantage of this endurance-building shopping experience!